Sanyo PRO-200 Review

Sanyo PRO-200 Review
This is a CDMA phone offered with Sprint.
Introduction:

The PRO-200 is the second of two QChat devices Sanyo has available for Sprint. It is the entry-level phone in Sprint’s QChat lineup, and its features are accordingly thin. Unlike its brethren, the PRO-700, the 200 is not certified to Military Specifications. This makes it a bit smaller and consumer-friendly though, and the quality is still apparent. Of course as a QChat device the main feature is its ability to use the Nextel Direct Connect (NDC) service on the CDMA network, finally bridging the gap between the divergent iDEN and CDMA customer bases. Other features include EVDO Rev. A data- required for NDC- Bluetooth, GPS and a high quality speakerphone.

Included in the box you’ll find:
  • Lithium Ion battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Holster with swivel clip
  • Users guides


Design:

The PRO-200 shares the same design base as the PRO-700, but differentiates itself with its non-rugged exterior. This makes the 200 a hair smaller in width and depth, but the difference is noticeable in-hand. Like with the 700, it feels very similar to a KRZR due to its narrow, tall design.


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The 200 is not built to Military Specs, and loses the rubber housing found on the 700. Instead, the flip and keypad housing is constructed of a smooth, silver plastic. The rear of the phone, as well as the speakerphone bump at the bottom of the face, is finished in black soft-touch. This leads to a smoother in-hand experience and the 200 feels distinctly smaller than the 700 despite near equal dimensions.



The PRO-200 is a well crafted phone, but its aesthetics leave a bit to be desired. Plain is the best way to describe it, some might even say retro. It is, however, the entry level QChat phone and the design is professional if nothing else, so we’re glad Sanyo has erred on the side of caution as they have never been known for their design.

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the sound quality during a direct connect call is much more "robotic" and "scratchy" than my previous DC phones (i90 and i850) on both ends. it's actually quite annoying, i guess b/c i'm used to the more "true" sound i got from my old motorola phones. if this continues i will be returning it.
PRO-200
  • Display 240 x 320 pixels
  • Storage 0.032 GB
  • Battery 1050 mAh(4.90h talk time)

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